We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
no sneezes from goldenrod--as the picture shows it is insect pollinated and does not disperse its pollen to the wind as ragweed, the common culprit for allergies, does.
Many folks start sneezing when goldenrod blooms but its a correlation, not a cause--goldenrod and ragweed flower at the same time, but goldenrod's flowers are very visible and ragweed's flowers are small, green and no one notices them.
Also the 'flowers' of goldenrod are like those of a daisy, clusters of around 50 flowers with different ones on the outside.